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by tb727
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest MSP Asian flights in the 1990’s
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: Northwest MSP Asian flights in the 1990’s

Interesting. I was there on a layover a few weeks back and went to the Mall. A lot of travelers were there with their suitcases and recall a few Asian bag tags as well as European ones as well. It was the busiest I have ever seen that place too that night, a few days after Christmas. I remember when...

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by tb727
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice
Replies: 68
Views: 11383

Re: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice

NKS892 from MCO just went to CLE and NKS782 from BWI is heading to PIT.

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by tb727
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice
Replies: 68
Views: 11383

Re: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice

It's very slick out! I was wondering when they were going to pull the plug for a few hours, I slid down my driveway. Supposed to be in the low 40's by mid morning though.

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by tb727
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Birds on Final" - KFLL ATC
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

Re: "Birds on Final" - KFLL ATC

They are always over the dump to the West on approach to the 10's. Same in MCO, always large birds on final to 18R. They are usually around 3-600' above the ground. If it looks like it could be a hazard I mention it to Tower for the next guy to watch out for. I've found military bases are much more ...

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by tb727
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 10592

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA

You guys realize there are thousands of flights a day by these major airlines? If it was a company that had 1 flight a day and ran an airplane off the end every couple years, that's a problem. If pilots think it is something that won't happen to them and have no regard to safety, that's a problem. T...

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by tb727
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JQ tailstrike paranoia or industry practice?
Replies: 17
Views: 4595

Re: JQ tailstrike paranoia or industry practice?

They may also be keeping those rows open for themselves if the flight isn't full. At the airline I fly for (in the US), working FA’s occupying a customer seat at any point of the flight is strictly forbidden. I guess I work for a pretty laid back airline. Sorry I came off not knowing what I was tal...

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by tb727
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JQ tailstrike paranoia or industry practice?
Replies: 17
Views: 4595

Re: JQ tailstrike paranoia or industry practice?

They may also be keeping those rows open for themselves if the flight isn't full.

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by tb727
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 9353

Re: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

B777LRF wrote:
The 727 was a bit of a hog, heavy and not overtly responsive

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Are you sure the middle number between the 7's is correct? :lol:

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by tb727
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For pilots that fly Supplemental ops
Replies: 10
Views: 1223

Re: For pilots that fly Supplemental ops

Our planes got cleaned fairly often. Especially the horse airplane, it was part of the STC that it had to be cleaned every so often. The straight freighters had a nice floor in them that made it easy to sweep out. Cockpits were cleaned too with a shop vac. They were much cleaner up front than a lot ...

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by tb727
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For pilots that fly Supplemental ops
Replies: 10
Views: 1223

Re: For pilots that fly Supplemental ops

When I flew 121 Supp on the 727 we had flight followers. A few had their dispatch license and towards the end of my time there, management was requiring everyone to be licensed. They did all our flight planning and weather packets. Our competitor across town didn't have that luxury and the Captain h...

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by tb727
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LearJet 35/36 engine upgrade (higher thrust engine)
Replies: 22
Views: 1820

Re: LearJet 35/36 engine upgrade (higher thrust engine)

We came through a thunderstorm out over the Atlantic heading back from Bermuda late one night. We had just gone out there to pick up a patient and it wasn't there a few hours before. We couldn't get NY on the HF for any altitude changes and talked to a few planes via 123.45, they denied a climb so w...

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by tb727
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LearJet 35/36 engine upgrade (higher thrust engine)
Replies: 22
Views: 1820

Re: LearJet 35/36 engine upgrade (higher thrust engine)

Oh no, I don't think he's gonna like that thread. I'm apologizing ahead of time.

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by tb727
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LearJet 35/36 engine upgrade (higher thrust engine)
Replies: 22
Views: 1820

Re: LearJet 35/36 engine upgrade (higher thrust engine)

I've done all that too in them but I have some opinions that differ from yours lol. The thunderstorm stuff wasn't research, but rather lack of good radar and/or poor choices in my youth. Never want to do that again. I will say I'd love to take a 24 around the patch again. They could get you into and...

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by tb727
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LearJet 35/36 engine upgrade (higher thrust engine)
Replies: 22
Views: 1820

Re: LearJet 35/36 engine upgrade (higher thrust engine)

The only thing that would improve a Learjet would be to chop it up.

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by tb727
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again
Replies: 68
Views: 8006

Re: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again

lol, the lavs are dumped on every turn at NK and Airbus doesn't use blue juice. You were just smelling what is called a lav, that's where humans release waste, it isn't a pleasant room on any airliner. D-0 is on aircraft movement, it's not off the doors. Finally, on time performance is better becaus...

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by tb727
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Disabled aircraft
Replies: 9
Views: 3455

Re: IAH Disabled aircraft

Saw it today taxiing out and have been checking back here to see if anyone knew. Went off the side of 26L. Looked like the left main either sunk or broke off as well as the nose gear.

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by tb727
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 121
Views: 9734

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

Fully agree with you. I fly on the A320 myself and I agree you need to look at the instruments to see what's she's doing. Don't miss the moving thrust levers or a moving side stick (or yoke for that matter). The one thing I have heard colleagues complain about, especially trainers, is the difficult...

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by tb727
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Anyone Identify What Happened on my flight?
Replies: 15
Views: 2527

Re: Can Anyone Identify What Happened on my flight?

Could have been just tapping the brakes a little too hard to go from auto to manual brakes. It happens if your toe isn't quite right on top of the pedal and it's windy. Also could have noticed the auto-brakes were off and they just wanted to stop a little quicker after realizing they may have inadve...

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by tb727
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Republic E175 - moving passengers for weight and balance?
Replies: 21
Views: 3057

Re: Republic E175 - moving passengers for weight and balance?

Just had to move a couple pax further back the other day on a 320. It happens once in a while with light loads. Sometimes we get more than planned checked bags and that can make it happen too. Easier to move pax though if there are open seats.

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by tb727
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Common IDG issue
Replies: 13
Views: 2210

Re: Common IDG issue

Oil being over serviced is the only thing I've noticed. Every CSD I disconnected in flight when on the 727 was due to this and last week I had an IDG on an A320 deferred due to over servicing. Too much oil doesn't allow it to cool and you get high temps requiring disconnect.

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by tb727
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Common IDG issue
Replies: 13
Views: 2210

Re: Common IDG issue

Duplicate post......blah blah

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by tb727
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 65
Views: 6524

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

Unless we are really heavy in a 321, maybe even a 320, I generally do a single engine taxi out if it's dry out. Just need to plan on getting the required warm up in before takeoff. Our warm up is 3 minutes unless it's been shut down more than 2 hours, then it's 5 minutes. Taxi in, after an idle reve...

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by tb727
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Discouraged Aircraft Mechanic
Replies: 38
Views: 4747

Re: Discouraged Aircraft Mechanic

I know Spirit is hiring mechanics everywhere. Including near you at BWI and at DFW as well. This is a great time to be getting into the industry in my opinion. It's also an industry that you unfortunately have to take pay cuts to "move on up". I've twice taken 60% pay cuts to move on to di...

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by tb727
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that continue operating simulators after retiring that type
Replies: 30
Views: 3514

Re: Airlines that continue operating simulators after retiring that type

Not trying to highjack the Thread but how are the graphics in an 1980 742 sim? I would believe its much worse than in a modern sim? They are very good actually. I have some time in that sim and it flew nice and was updated. I got typed in a 727 sim built by the Singer Corp(sewing machine company) f...

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by tb727
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit differences between the modern A320/321 and the ones made in the 1990s.
Replies: 26
Views: 4111

Re: Cockpit differences between the modern A320/321 and the ones made in the 1990s.

Elshad wrote:
Presumably the CPUs have been updated as well. The early aircraft used Intel chips with just a few megabytes of memory


I'm pretty sure there is a Commodore 64 running everythi......PLEASE WAIT

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by tb727
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ridiculous Spirit Airlines Seat Selection Process
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Re: Ridiculous Spirit Airlines Seat Selection Process

Reach out via social media. They seem to look into stuff quicker for you if you do that.

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by tb727
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 123
Views: 19880

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

Nice. I have been looking at flights to Hawaii the last couple days from here and it's never fun connecting on the West Coast. I'm surprised Alaska doesn't have a very well timed flight to connect there through SEA.

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by tb727
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?
Replies: 45
Views: 5493

Re: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?

I absolutely pounded one on in LGA yesterday landing 22 :stretch: . The weather sucked and it was bumpy and rainy coming in but as people got off they said it was a great landing. I think most of the time those are the people that are just glad to be on the ground again :lol:

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by tb727
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?
Replies: 45
Views: 5493

Re: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?

Today I had someone ask who did the landing, I pointed at the FO and the guy looked at me and told me that I should have done it lol. It wasn’t the greatest landing. A guy maybe 30 seconds later said, “Hey that was a great landing” and my FO asked me if that guy was serious or joking haha. My favori...

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by tb727
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 4056

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

MO11 wrote:
tb727 wrote:
Roush 727's are for sale and stored up in OSC in northern Michigan. I doubt they will ever leave.


The two -200s were stored at Chino, and sold last year to a non-aviation entity.


They left!

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by tb727
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK coming to ELP?
Replies: 24
Views: 2440

Re: NK coming to ELP?

MIflyer12 wrote:
enilria wrote:
If they flew there it would be ELP-MCO/LAS. DTW is an auto business market. Doubtful NK is the right airline for that.


Did NW ever fly DTW-ELP, even back in the day? If so I can't remember it. NK? Man, that is inconceivable to me. ELP-LAS or MCO? Maybe.


Nope.

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by tb727
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 4056

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

Any -224’s still Flying? 5128125 Does this operator have multiple 727s? I saw this one (or one like it) take off from JFK within the last 18 months or so, very unusual to see a 727 at JFK. Anyone know the current status of the 727s owned by race teams that were at CLT for a few years. They were rig...

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by tb727
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 4056

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

5128125 :cloudnine: That's my bird right there! 518.9 hours flying her on 198 flights! We may well have flown the same aircraft TB Don’t know what the N# on that is It the same as when it flew for Continental? It was N79743 at Continental, it even did a stint out on Air Mike. Best plane we had.

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by tb727
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK coming to ELP?
Replies: 24
Views: 2440

Re: NK coming to ELP?

spinkid wrote:
ELP would be outside the perimeter of LGA

aside from that deadheading FA's are usually the first to know about expansion plans.


It's a great way to spread information though. Telephone, telegram, tell-a-flight attendant!

If MCO doesn't get an LGA slot on NK, you can bet ELP won't get one.

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by tb727
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 4056

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

MO11 wrote:
Max Q wrote:
Any -224’s still Flying?



:cloudnine: That's my bird right there! 518.9 hours flying her on 198 flights!

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by tb727
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Clear Prop!
Replies: 32
Views: 3075

Re: Clear Prop!

Less than 200, IIRC that was the window speed.

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by tb727
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Clear Prop!
Replies: 32
Views: 3075

Re: Clear Prop!

Just a little noisy, not much wind inside. Similar to going down the freeway with your window down except I wouldn't stick my arm out!

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by tb727
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Clear Prop!
Replies: 32
Views: 3075

Re: Clear Prop!

The problem on the 350 is that you can't open the windows. Clearly a flaw in the design. I guess it might add to the comedy if I popped my head out of the overhead hatch. It seems like opening cockpit windows are becoming a thing of the past on newer designs I don’t think the 787 has them either Al...

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by tb727
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Clear Prop!
Replies: 32
Views: 3075

Re: Clear Prop!

One of the funniest things I've seen flying the 727 was when we had a Captain that would open up the sliding window and yell that before we started the engines. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Challenge accepted for when I make captain. :D Take video please. I'm not there anymore otherwise ...

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by tb727
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Clear Prop!
Replies: 32
Views: 3075

Re: Clear Prop!

One of the funniest things I've seen flying the 727 was when we had a Captain that would open up the sliding window and yell that before we started the engines.

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by tb727
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 15419

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

flyguy84 wrote:
They need to get their domestic operation under control first. It’s truly a mess.


It is a mess, sorry to say. I know a couple guys that fly there and it's a circus all the time. I personally just don't see how Europe could be good for jetBlue.

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by tb727
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 155539

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

klm617 There aren’t any real connection options to FRA upon arrival in KEF. Currently CDG, LGW, STN, SXF, BRU, DUB,and TFS are the options. I haven’t seen anyone go to TFS yet. For FRA by the way, it leaves shortly after the DTW arrival, meaning that there isn’t enough connecting time. That should ...

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by tb727
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?
Replies: 23
Views: 3844

Re: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?

I see a bunch of private jets taxiing long distances with their T/R's deployed. That's because they would have to ride the brakes due to going too fast with the thrust of both engines. I use idle reverse on high speed exits all the time. There are some guys that have the school of thought that ther...

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by tb727
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying ULCC in USA. What happens when things go wrong?
Replies: 10
Views: 1836

Re: Flying ULCC in USA. What happens when things go wrong?

You may get a hotel if your flight is cancelled but I think it's rare. Also, contrary to popular belief, ULCC's do book you occasionally on other airlines as well. Generally speaking though you may have to wait until the next available flight which could be a couple days. Depending on the airline, t...

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by tb727
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Technical Expertise Request For Belly Corrosion on N874AA
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

Re: Technical Expertise Request For Belly Corrosion on N874AA

Reach out to Kalitta Air Heavy mtx in Oscoda. They have a lot of experience with corrosion on 727's including taking a wing off and putting it back on. Malcolm is the guy you're looking for.

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by tb727
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Packs: On or Off?
Replies: 18
Views: 1394

Re: Packs: On or Off?

On newer aircraft you don't need to turn them off, it's all automatic on the Airbus at least. On takeoff you only have to have the packs off if your performance requires them to be off. A work around on the A320 to keep good air flow in the cabin is that you can just leave the APU running and run th...

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by tb727
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?
Replies: 31
Views: 7063

Re: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?

Hello everyone, I am new in this forum, I live in Mexico. I want to talk a little bit about to this subject. I have access to the original document, is a public document you can ask to the SCT, and they give to you. So I ask for permission to discuss some aspects about the airbus 300 protection sys...

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by tb727
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does DL fly their 777s?
Replies: 36
Views: 3652

Re: Where does DL fly their 777s?

I saw one in DTW last week and it had been a while since I have seen one there. Looking at the flight trackers it looks like it was N863DA doing some AMS flying.

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by tb727
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?
Replies: 31
Views: 7063

Re: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?

I can’t believe this stupid Boeing vs Airbus false perception still persists. I agree. Having flown both A and B it's nothing more than one side puffing their chest out, then the other side doing the same back. Most of it is due to not fully understanding a difference in design or just pure prefere...

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